Trivium Art HistoryMesopotamia

Male Worshiper of Ninshubur

Male Worshiper of Ninshubur, 2250 BCE — Mesopotamia,
19.5 cm13.3 cm

The shaven head, a sign of ritual purity, may identify this figure as a priest. A partially preserved inscription on one shoulder states that he prays to Ninshubur, the goddess associated with the planet Mercury.

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